posted May 20, 2013 by meagan |
at method, we believe that guinea pigs should never be used as guinea pigs. that’s why we never test any of our products or ingredients on animals, never use animal by-products, and make products that are safe for cleaning up after your pets. our newest designed for good hand wash duo tells this story, and, we hope, helps raise awareness for the fair treatment of animals. as always, the naturally derived, biodegradable formulas are 100% vegan + cruelty-free.
to further support the cause, method and soap.com are teaming up to donate 15% of method product sales* on soap.com in june to the ASPCA®, whose mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.
these limited edition soaps will be available may through september at grocery stores nationwide in the US and Canada, on methodhome.com, and well.ca for $3.99 US / $4.99 CA.
*method will donate 15% of sales, up to $40,000.
posted April 24, 2013 by meagan |
getting your dishes sparkling clean is no small feat. just ask anyone who has encountered that pesky, chalky film that happens in hard water areas. here’s the good news: we’ve recently developed some new, natural technologies that actually work. take that, hard water.
for years, we’ve been making smarty dish®, a little tablet that packs a big punch against stuck-on food. but in areas with excessively-mineralized water, we needed something stronger. we needed to call in the big guns, so to speak.
we’re exceedingly proud of what we created in our lab. smarty dish® plus puts the smack down on hard water and tough stains. even better? it’s plant-based, which means it won’t hurt the environment.
“in developing smarty dish® plus, we used a new hard water control agent derived from yeast that isn’t widespread in the industry. it’s one of the most sustainable ingredients we’ve ever used,” explains fred, our green chef who developed the technology. after smarty dish® plus does its job cleaning dishes, it’s readily degradable. EDTA (an ingredient found in many traditional dishwasher detergents) carries metals into the environment in a cumulative fashion, making them available to the food chain – think mercury in fish.
so what’s in this remarkable little guy? we call it “triple action power”. allow me to explain:
detergent: it dissolves sticky food like a dream. plus, it’s naturally-derived and EDTA-free, so it won’t harm the fishes.
rinse aid: smarty dish® plus has a rinse-aid built in. genius, right?
hard water resistance: polymers made from chicory starch disperse hard water deposits so they don’t end up on your dishes. in fact, we’ve found the formula to be effective in resisting over 95% of hard water in the US.
you can find smarty dish® plus right here or at most Target stores.
posted April 9, 2013 by meagan |
the average American family does 600 loads of laundry per year. that’s a whole lotta laundry. with fabric care consuming so much of our time and money, shouldn’t we ensure that what we’re sending down the drain isn’t a drain on the environment?
now through april 26, visit our facebook page to enter to win a year’s supply of method’s smarter, easier, and greener laundry detergent and fabric softener. one entry per person; open to US and Canada residents only. www.facebook.com/method.
posted March 7, 2013 by meagan |
at method, we still get really excited when we add a new product to our permanent collection. this time, we wanted to shake it up a bit with fragrance and color. world, meet fig + rhubarb and blue poppy.
“our design team noticed a gap in our rainbow of colors. the violet color family paired well with a fig fragrance, and we made it more interesting by adding rhubarb,” said lucy, marketing manager for hand care. “and although we have a some great blue options in sea minerals and waterfall, we wanted something new for the floral-lover.”
fig + rhubarb is a modern and sophisticated addition to our gel hand wash collection. the unexpected combination of bold fig and light rhubarb is so lovely, you’ll wish we made a body wash to match.
we think of blue poppy foaming hand wash as springtime in a bottle. have you ever thought to yourself, “no one ever sends me flowers. I should buy myself flowers,” and then not followed through? us too. so we came up with a solution: the scent of sun-drenched wildflowers.
look for these bright beauties at target and online here.
posted January 31, 2013 by meagan |
this spring, method + Orla Kiely are at it again with another bright limited edition collection. this gave us the chance to ask the Irish fashion designer a few more questions about fragrance, design and working with us again.
this collection features four new fragrances: tomato vine, white nectarine, honeysuckle and cloudburst. is there one in particular that puts an extra spring in your step?
I love the idea of tomato vine! it’s that fresh earthy smell you get when you walk into a greenhouse full of tomato plants. so, for me, to re-create this smell for everyday use in my home is just divine!
can you share the inspiration behind the patterns you chose for these bottles?
it’s always fun choosing prints that work with the fragrances. sometimes some of the prints are a more literal match, like our “oval spot” print that is used for tomato vine, whereas cloudburst was more about the color scheme, using sky blue with pops of color. our “multi flower spot” print lent itself perfectly to the honeysuckle fragrance, reminding us of those beautiful summer bunches of honeysuckle blossom. and white nectarine teamed up brilliantly with one of our newer prints called “wallflower spot,” which to us looks like nectarines growing on a tree.
what’s your favorite part of the design process?
it’s always very exciting when a print finally comes to life. after hours of tweaking the color and playing with the scale, it’s wonderful to see the end design really pop.
what do you enjoy most about collaborating with other brands?
we are very picky with who we collaborate with. it is important to me that both brands share a similar sense of fun, quality and integrity, and each share a mutual respect for what the other does. I think only then can it be truly exciting and creative process with an outcome we can all enjoy.
both of our brands are over a decade old. how do you keep things fresh year after year?
it’s so important to mix things up. I like to see new exhibitions and watch classic old films. I love books, both new and old, and have a growing library of fashion, art, architecture and everything in between. I always love to find new references and inspiration each season, and when mixed with what I love it’s always an exciting journey to see what is created.’
want more Orla? read our first interview with the designer here. the collection is available at target and online at methodhome.com.More Entries »